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Chapter 11
11.2. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Environmental Policy

Example 17 : Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Environmental Policy

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will use practical means and measures to provide an environmentally sound, fiscally responsible, safe and efficient transportation system which promotes conditions under which people and nature can exist in productive harmony while providing for economic growth and enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations of Kentuckians.

The principles and responsibilities of the above policy statement which we are incorporating into the culture and fabric of our organization and daily activities are as follows:

We will strive to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance the natural and human environment, while we plan, design, construct, and maintain facilities that meet transportation needs.

We will promote development, sharing and the integration of sensitive and innovative environmental practices and technologies into planning, design, construction, and maintenance activities to encourage personnel to value and take pride in their environmental leadership roles.

We will seek stewardship opportunities to cooperatively partner with the public, federal and state resource agencies to identify shared visions, missions, and goals which will result in new consensus building processes, new methods and protocols, and new design and environmental technologies to be applied on mutually beneficial undertakings.

We will employ Context Sensitive Solutions to ensure that our planning, design, construction, and maintenance activities reflect community and environmental values as determined through proactive involvement with the public, resource agencies, and other stakeholders.

Our Cabinet is committed to a culture that embraces environmental leadership with an unwavering focus on protecting the environment through stewardship and our devotion to satisfy the public, resource agencies, and other stakeholders as the primary measure of success in carrying out our mission.

By working with the public, resource agencies and other stakeholders to integrate environmental stewardship into our daily activities, the Cabinet is responding to the wishes and needs of its customers, the values it holds foremost as public servants while acting in the spirit of environmental law. It is the right thing to do for transportation and the human and natural environment.


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Table of Contents
Chapter 11
11.1 Florida DOT Environmental Policy 11-1
11.2 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Environmental Policy 11-1
11.3 Maine Dot Environmental Policy 11-2
11.4 North Carolina DOT Environmental Stewardship Policy 11-3
11.5 PennDOT’s Green Plan Policy Statement 11-3
11.6 Washington State Dot Environmental Policy 11-4
11.7 New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority Environmental Policy 11-4
11.8 Texas Environmental Commitment Checklist 11-5
11.9 Maine DOT Environmental and Safety Auditing Policy and Procedure 11-11
11.10 Maine DOT Corrective Action Request Form 11-14
11.11 Mass Highway Compliance Tracking Methods 11-15
11.12 Mass Highway Compliance Tracking Roles and Responsibilities 11-16
11.13 Mass Highway Self-Audit Procedure 11-17
11.14 Mass Highway Facility Self-Audit Checklist 11-18
11.15 Mass Highway Environmental Roles & Responsibilities 11-20
11.16 Mass Highway Environmental Section EMS Roles and Responsibilities 11-20
11.17 Mass Highway Operations Division EMS Roles and Responsibilities 11-22
11.18 Mass Highway District EMS Roles and Responsibilities 11-23
11.19 Mass Highway Training Expectations By Role 11-24
11.20 Mass Highway Environmental Training Program Roles and Responsibilities 11-25
11.21 PennDOT District 10 SEMP Responsibility Table 11-26
11.22 PennDOT District 10 SEMP Training Table 11-28
11.23 NYSDOT Construction/Environmental Training Schedule 11-29
11.24 Environmental Checklist for MoDOT Facilities 11-30
11.25 PennDOT Stockpile Quality Assurance Responsibilities 11-33
11.26 PennDOT 15-Minute Stockpile Walkaround 11-34
11.27 PennDOT Stockpile Snapshot 11-34
11.28 PennDOT Maintenance Stockpile Activity Protocol 11-35
11.29 PennDOT Post-Storm Salt Management Tracking Responsibilities 11-41
11.30 Risk, Compliance Issues, and Management Examples for Highway-Generated Waste - Oregon DOT 11-42
11.31 NYSDOT-DEC Deer Carcass Composting – Practice Guidelines 11-43
11.32 NYSDOT’s Draft Metric for Assessing Performance of Integrated Vegetation Management on ROW 11-47
11.33 NCDOT Roadside Vegetation Management Guidelines in Marked Areas 11-50
11.34 Invasive Species Coordination and Control DOT Resources
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